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From Pastor Edwards 7 SECRETS IN BECOMING A HIGH ACHIEVER I get asked frequently: Pastor, how do you get so much done and still take care of yourself and your family? Honestly, I never feel I’ve accomplished as much as I would like, but after receiving the question so many times, perhaps I should attempt to answer. I do have a lot of responsibility. I pastor a large church…undergoing transition and change. I have an active (some would say over-active) online presence. I frequently take on extra writing projects and speaking opportunities, which usually keeps me doing something different every week. And, I strive to be the person, husband and father my congregation could seek to follow. As I’ve reflected of what helps me accomplish much, here are 7 thoughts: My 7 secrets to being a high achiever: I’m intentional – That’s probably number one. I strive to live my life for a purpose and that carries over into everything that I do. I don’t sit still long – I love a busy life but I take time to enjoy life. Again, I don’t sit still long but I do sit still. I exercise –I’ve learned that the more out of shape I am the less effective I am in all that I attempt to do. It impacts me physically, emotionally and spiritually when I skip my time exercising. I work from a plan – Whether it’s long-term or short-term planning, I try to have one. I begin most every Monday morning (or sometimes Sunday nights) planning the week ahead. I take advantage of opportunities – Did you catch that? It is not complicated, but it is a powerful principle. Networking. Delegation. Time-management. Learning something new. Cultivating dead times. I try to stay ahead – This is hard. I’m a procrastinator by nature too, but the more I can, I try to stay one step ahead of the snowballs in my schedule. I prioritize – I say NO often. It’s not a sin to say NO. I have come to the realization that I can’t do everything or be everywhere.

What are you doing to be a high achiever? Share with me at pastoredwards@believeandbelong.org BE ENCOURAGED! Pastor Darron L. Edwards, Sr.


This Week at UBCC… Monday – Friday 5-Minute Devotional Call CALL IN NUMBER: 661-673-8600; ACCESS CODE TO ENTER IS 679233 THEN HIT #

TNT/WOW are Canceled this week!

National Day of Prayer 6:30 p.m. @ South Campus

Men’s Bible Study SOUTH Campus @ 10:00 a.m.

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Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. @ South Campus Pastor Edwards “Be Right: Study of the Book of Romans” Deacons Edward Newsome and John Pitts “A Challenge to Excel in the Faith” The International Lesson Class in now called, "A Challenge To Excel In The Faith". This is a study of God's Word that takes us to a deeper understanding of God's will for our lives as He continues to mold and shape us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. If you are interested in understanding God on a much deeper level, please join us every Tuesday night at 6:30 PM.

Jewell Lavender and Minister Brenda Hicks-Wiggins “Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense”

Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. @ North Campus Pastor Edwards “Be Right: Study of the Book of Romans”

Sundays 10:00 a.m. @ North Campus Only Dr. Brenda Munson and Minister Cleophus Cline International Lessons

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This Week for UBCC‌ TNT and WOW are Canceled This Week! Both Campuses will come together for a National Day of Prayer Service!

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Upcoming for UBCC…

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Extending Into Our Community…

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Extending Into Our Community… If you would like to participate on a team, please contact our member, Dontae’ Williams at 816-835-9773

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Contact Us… South Campus 5600 East 112th Terrace Kansas City, MO 64134 Telephone: 816-761-3777

North Campus 5445 East 29th Street, Kansas City, MO 64128 Telephone: 816-361-9996

Sunday Worship – 7:30 a.m. & 9:15 a.m. Learning Center Tutoring – Tuesdays 4:30 -6:30 p.m. Tuesday Night Teaching – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday Worship – 11:15 a.m. Learning Center Tutoring – Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Word on Wednesdays – 6:30 p.m.

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